Take it out of the PC and lay it on a non-conductive surface, keeping the power and data cables connected. If you could successfully build up the Array s at that level then the most important has been done, the next step being the installation of windows by using F6 to install the needed Promise controller v1. What’s new New posts New profile posts Latest activity. We recommend using the latest available drivers when configuring your RAID controller. International Cooperation against Illicit Trade. I had a asus p4p and it worked fine. I booted from the XP CD.

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Turn on the PC with your ear to the drive. Please do not respond to this email. I tried connecting an additional sata drive to sata1, but the MBFastBuild utility still only saw assus original 3 drives, so that did me no good.

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This will not remove any data from your drives. The time now is I think you have a bum drive. No, create an account now. Format it and normally things should work.


Did you disable the Promise controller and try it like I suggested earlier????? Take it out of the PC and lay it on a non-conductive surface, keeping the power and data cables connected. I place more importance on motherboards than other components when building systems.

Tue Nov 02, 5: When powering up, and the bios detects first the boot drive and then the data drive it calls them VIA’s. Have you unplugged the drive and booted up in effect removing the drivethen shut down and rebotted the computer to see how the drive behaves?

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I have the same motherboard with a single SATA drive. Also, Via has a more current driver set a8b the one on CD that came with the motherboard.

Typically fdisk was used to add partitions, etc. Good luck with your computer store, I wish I could open one up.

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Jun 18, Posts: I booted from the XP CD. Mon Oct 25, 7: Nov 7, at If I disable my EIDE windows installed drive and try installing windows on the SATA drive, I get the F6 prompt, push F6, nothing happens, and the windows installation eventually quits, saying no drive is present on my system. If the former, you must provide the appropriate SATA driver for your system either by slipstreaming it into your install CD or via floppy when prompted F6.


Unfortunately, I do not have a floppy drive or cd burner around.

I would be grateful for your help. I didn’t have anything else, and the appropriate response at that point was to press “S”. Joined Apr 24, Messages 3, How do i select promise controller?

Basically my main questions now are Mar 17, Posts: I’m not sure if I’m lacking yet another needed harddrive to accomplish this, or if I just plugged things into wrong slots. The manual is totally unclear on which port to use, so I’ve tried them all. Aug 23, Posts: